Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Threatened Species) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • harm an animal that is a threatened species or part of an ecological community
  • pick a plant that is a threatened species or part of an ecological community
  • damage habitat of a threatened species or ecological community
  • damage a declared area of outstanding biodiversity value.

Declared areas of outstanding biodiversity value were previously known as critical habitat.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must submit the application form with any required information relevant to the activities being undertaken, such as details of the proposed land and the specified action to be undertaken.

In some cases you may also be required to submit a species impact statement with your application.

Further eligibility requirements vary depending on your proposed activity.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $30.00

Fees for 2022-23


Other resources

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Up to 120 days where a Species Impact Statement has been received.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.